Last month, a new rumor emerged online that revealed some information about the Microsoft’s future product roadmap. The information was believed to be from a Microsoft employee who worked on these projects. It revealed that the next major version of Windows called Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 will be released in preview during Q2-Q3 time frame in 2015. Windows 9 is likely to contain a revamped Metro interface. The new start menu and windowed Metro apps will also be included in this update.
Today, Neowin reported few information about Windows 9, Windows 8.1 update 2 and Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1.
- Windows 8.2 or Windows 8.1 Update 2 - is getting close to release. Might get RTMd in July followed by general release in August/September.
- Windows 9 – Development is on track with the expected release date in Q2-Q3 2015.
- Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 is being dogfooded inside Microsoft and it is in later stage of internal testing. Release is expected later this year.
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